8-15-2014 4-46-41 PMI’ve never really been a crockpot kind of girl. The most action my pot has ever seen is at Christmas when I break out the barbecue sauce and those little cocktail wieners! Well, all of that has changed…My mom recently joined a crockpot recipe club online and she has gotten some really good recipes from them. And better yet, she has cooked them too. Everything from crockpot bread to meatloaf (which by the way was superb, Mom!)

This week I want to share the turkey chili. Again, I have never really been a turkey kind of girl, only at Thanksgiving. But this was so good I just had to share it with you. Hope you enjoy…Let me know if you try it.
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8-1-2014 2-35-04 PMFrom time to time I have family, friends and readers submit recipes to me. This one looks like one you might try. Thanks to Kristen Williams of Athens for sharing this culinary delight with us. Let me know if you try it. You can email me at shelleysdesk@gmail.com. Enjoy!!

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7-18-2014 2-26-42 PMWhen I was a young teenager, I would prepare a batch of this same egg salad for fishing trips that my family would take. Served best ice cold on Bunny Bread, this recipe is something you will remember. Share it with your family and friends and let me know what ya think!

A big “thank you” goes out to all of you that sent emails about the Rice Sticks from last time. Sounds like some of you made some memories in the kitchen over the past few weeks. What fun! If you missed that issue, you can access that recipe on the Athens Now website or you can email me at shelleysdesk@gmail.com Enjoy!

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7-4-2014 1-51-39 PMRice Sticks, have ya ever heard of them? I have noticed them in the ethnic section of the super market from time to time. I notice them most when I get on a kick to fix my own Chinese food. I would always see them and wonder how they were fixed. Well, I don’t have to wonder any more. My brother and I had a “Rice Sticks Cook Off,” and guess who won? No, really there was no contest, but we did have a lot of fun and learned a lot about the different kinds and brands of rice sticks. Since that cook off, I have tried several different versions. I really believe this one is the best. Email me and let me know if you try it. You can contact me at shelleysdesk@gmail.com Enjoy!

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What you will need:
1 large onion, cut in chunks
¼ red bell pepper, cut in chunks
¼ yellow bell pepper, cut in chunks
¼ green bell pepper, cut in chunks
2 green onions, sliced thin
2 tablespoons SAZON seasoning
3 tablespoons sesame seed oil
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 pack of MAIFUN rice sticks
3 center cut pork chops, sliced thin cut in chunks
2 ½ cups chicken broth

What you will need to do:
Cook MAIFUN rice sticks as directed on package. Drain and put to side.
In a large skillet, heat olive oil and sesame seed oil. Put pork into hot skillet, cook until done. Add onion and bell peppers, and sauté until done. Add chicken broth to the mix, stir well. Add rice sticks, stirring until all of the broth is soaked up by the rice sticks. Serve and enjoy.
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It’s that time of year again. Time to break out the ingredients for Pretzel Salad. Everybody loves this summer classic, so get ready to crush some pretzels and slice some berries. You can share this simple desert with your family and friends. Let me know if you try it. Email me at shelleysdesk@ gmail.com Enjoy!

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2014-06-06_14-42-54In the U.S., it wouldn’t be a party or a get together with out these little devils. Heck, they even make glass dishes and plastic carrying trays form fitting for them!

Try these on at your next party or get together and let me know what ya think. Enjoy!

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2014-05-16_15-27-34I have to give credit for this recipe to He Cooks, She Cooks. They are based out of Huntsville and have an awesome cookbook that is sold around town. Well, mom got ahold of one! You guessed it…. She made the chicken pot pie first. What a treat! Let me know what ya think after you try it. You can email me at shelleysdesk@gmail.com Enjoy.

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2014-04-18_15-30-50This recipe is so simple you will want to make it over and over again. Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of tasting this dessert. I just new it was AthensNow bound. You can change this recipe up by using different pie fillings to taste. Let me know if you try this simple but de-lish dessert, by emailing me at shelleysdesk@gmail.com Enjoy!

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2014-04-04_15-04-35This is a must SEE, must TASTE recipe.

A few weeks ago I ran across this recipe and whipped up a batch for my family. These biscuits are always a hit at my house. They are quick and easy to make, and can be served with just about any meal! Let me know if you give it a try. You can email me at shelleysdesk@gmail.com Enjoy!

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